Paula Deen Is Sorry For Being Racist: UPDATED (Again)

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Updated update:There's another video now, with a slightly higher production quality and a lot more apologies. Watch it while you still can...

Original Update: The video has been taken down. Here's a transcript of what you missed...

I want to apologize to everybody, for the wrong that I've done. I want to grow and learn from this...

Inappropriate and hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable...

I've made plenty of mistakes along the way but I beg you, my children my team, my fans, my partners -- I beg for your forgiveness. Please forgive me for the mistakes that I've made

Original Post

Paula Deen just apologized to the world on YouTube. The Food Network superstar known for her love of butter, diabetes and most recently, racism, issued a heavily edited 45-second speech. Deen was supposed to appear on the "Today" show for an exclusive interview to discuss her racist statements in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit involving a former employee.

"I want to apologize to everybody, for the wrong that I've done," Deen says, describing her behavior as "totally, totally unacceptable." Deen addresses her fans, children, team and others begging for forgiveness. "Please forgive me for the mistakes that I've made," she said.



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Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Hey y'all.....at least her cooter still tastes like butter.

Americano
Americano

The cry of Racism is the crutch of the weak minded.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

There is no room for this in today's society........I know some older folks that throw it around like it means nothing; it truly is just ignorant. I don't care if that was the way you were raised, evolve!  Hate is not productive. 

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

big whoop....like nothing she said is all that new...just more black liberal appologist claptrap fake "outrage" against whitie or anything not "politically correct"

WatchingSouthDetroit
WatchingSouthDetroit

At least 50% of people - including many other minorities, including many black people, including many others from the north and west parts of the US - have used the N word.  She should not be crucified for this act of years ago.

Steve
Steve

Everyone has used that word. The word NIGGER.  Everyone.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

At least her cooter still tastes like butter.

Threeboys
Threeboys

If everyone who uttered the N word was forced out of their jobs the unemployment rate would be 40%.

If every black person who uttered the N word was forced out of their job, the unemployment rate would be 100%

God I love political correctness.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Food Network announced today that it will not renew Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month.

Greg820
Greg820

She is an old white southern woman who has had that racist drivel pounded into her head from the day she was born.That is an explanation, but it certainly is not an excuse. She has had the opportunity through her incredible wealth, travel & work to meet people different from herself, to learn a set of values different from her own and if not to understand them, then at least accept them.But in the end, she is an old white southern woman who I don’t believe even knows where or how to change her view of the world.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

"I am proud to be a Southerner. I think Southern hospitality is very... I don't think it's just a term. I think it really exists. You can come to Savannah, and the people are so sweet and so nice."

Paula Deen 



TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@Americano 

And racial epithets are what . . . The hallmarks of enlightened intellectualism?

FEDUP
FEDUP

@kergo1spaceship OK it's allright for a rapper to use it a dozen or more times in a song, or a nigger using it in South Dallas, conversing with another. But a white person isn't allowed to use it because you get your panties in a wad? YOUR A MORON!!!


Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Steve Used the way she did it wasn't just the word.  It was a racist comment.  Look it up.  I posted it yesterday but it was censored.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

@Steve like if we called you RETARDED, that would also be considered insensitive.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Has your landlord announced your non renewal yet?

Not because of being a racist...be cause of being a catist?

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

@Greg820 HOW COME BLACKS ALL STILL TALK EBONICS AND CANNOT SPEAK ENGLISH LIKE AL SHARPTON?  THEY ALL HAVE HAD MANY CHANCES TO UNDERSTAND IT ALL IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.....THEY HAVE NOT BOTHERED TO CHANGE...WHY SHOULD ANYONE CHANGE TO ACCOMODATE THEM THEN?

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

@Greg820 Yup, well said. That pretty much describes her and many others. Not only here in Texas but especially in the "deep south".

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

"Bubba and I, neither one of us, care what the color of your skin is or what is between your legs, it's what's in your heart and in your head that matters to us."

Paula Deen



kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@FEDUP 

I am, in fact a moron sir, dumb as a goddamn box of rocks!  But even I know you that if you are any MANNER of celeb/high profile person, you can't say that.......just the way it is.  Excuse me while I fish my granny pannies out of my bung. 


ps-Using that word kinda loosely there, uh snapper head!? Methinks this is a Wise County Denizen. Wise County, where words don't matter.

NinjaGrammarian
NinjaGrammarian

@FEDUP Should probably know the difference between YOUR and YOU'RE before throwing around the word MORON, moron.

Nictacular
Nictacular

@FEDUP Oh man, you're life must be so empty since you can't use a racial epithet. Life is so unfair for you!

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz @Steve TOUGH TUMMY....AL SHARPTON IS PURE RACISM, JESSE JACKSON IS PURE RACISM. THE ENTIRE CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS IS PURE RACISM...AND WHITE PROGRESSIVE "GUILTERS" WHO GO AROUND SHOUTING "RACIST" AT EVERYONE NEED TO STFU FOR AWHILE AND GET A LIFE.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

@ChrisYu @Steve OR IF YOU CALLED AN "AFRICAN-AMERICAN" JUST A PLAIN OLD "AMERICAN"...IS THAT RACIST.....IS CALLING A CAUCASIAN "CRACKER" RACIST...OR IS RACISM A PRIVATE DOMAIN OF NAGGERS.???

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz MAKES ME WONDER WHAT IS BETWEEN HIS LEGS, WHY HIS SKIN COLOR IS SO LIGHT, AND IF HE EVEN HAS A HEART...WHEN THINKING ABOUT OBAMBI.

Greg820
Greg820

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Amazing how a leaked deposition can change you.  And anyone can SAY anything, it is actions that matter, so time will tell.

Greg820
Greg820

@yoka @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Southern hospitality does exist.  So does southern racism.  And both are deeply embued within the southern mind.  As a native Dallasite I have seen both come out a persons' mouth at the same instant.  A fascinating dicotomy to be sure.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@Nictacular

Right?  This guy is pissed off and probably tearing up his double wide because he can't use that word....WTF?  Atleast YOU FOLKS still have that dumb rebel flag. 


ps-I actually had a guy tell me last week (yes yes his sleeves were ripped off!) "that the south was gonna do it agin!"; of course I didn't respond (Southern Arkansas protocol), and thought what, lose a whole war that set a whole section of the county back 100 years-stupid. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Nictacular Again, it seems not to have dawned on her and her brother that saying things like "my little monkey", and "you have no civil rights in here", to their restaurant workers for years, is completely unacceptable and extremely ignorant.  I just wonder what took their employees so long to bring legal action, or why so many people around her kept silent.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

@Greg820 @yoka @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz JOHN WILEY PRICE IS ABOUT AS FOUL MOUTHED A RACE BAITER AS EVER EXISTED ANYWHERE....IF HE STILL HAS A JOB, THEN THIS LADY SHOULD KEEP A JOB....SHE DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT "BLACK HOLES" DID SHE?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Greg820 I tried to post the quote that got her in deep doo-doo, but the editor censored it.

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